Rodska does the various accents to perfection. I don't agree with of the reviewers who thought it was distracting or irritating. I think it is risky to do this, but he pulls it off. The listener will just to decide for themselves.
Not really relevant question for a non-fiction book.
I have read a lot books on WWII. While quite a lot of the content was familiar there was a enough new or a new perspective to make it worth listening to. I think Roberts struck a good balance between the individual stories and the bigger picture.
Not impressed with the reader trying to talk as Hitler or Churchill. Just awful. His Hitler sounds like a cross between Gollum from Lord Of The Rings and Mr. Burns from The Simpson's. His Churchill impression is akin to Yoda from Star Wars.
I wish that I could do six stars for this performance or maybe I have to remove a star from every other review I've ever done. Absolutely fantastic
This is a straight narrative of WWII. There is minimal search behind the scenes. I have seen better TV productions.
Robert style is very dry. But would not mind it if he was given something with more research behind it.
I just did not think the book was very enlightening. I did sitting through one hour plus but it just never engaged me.
Christian Rodska's reading of this powerful book adds vigor to the telling. I plan to listen to it again and again.
Although countless books have been written about world war 2 this is still a worthwhile addition. The author is insightful and balanced in considering the roles of the many variables that affected the outcome of the war.
Interested in mostly history, biographies, autobiographies, classics, and Great Courses...with some Sci Fi thrown in for fun!
Roberts and Rodska combine to bring to life many larger than life characters in an incredibly good re-telling of story of World War II. Roberts has done fantastic research and has a plethora of first hand accounts that really add weight to the times and events of this great and tragic event.
Didn't read print version.
It was all very memorable since I was in high school at the time and my brother was in the pacific on a destroyer escort ship.
His typical British pronunciation of many of the words. His total inability to pronounce most of the American names of important people. And finally his use of foreign language sayings without explaining what the English version was.
I enjoyed the book except for the reader.